What is Soft Tissue Therapy?
Make a Career in Soft Tissue Therapy.
Soft tissue therapy in 2022 encompasses elements of sports massage therapy, exercise rehabilitation, psychosocial model and philosophy of treatment and musculoskeletal orthopaedic assessments as part of a comprehensive holistic view of the person to be treated. The treatment caters for the needs of the person. See the video below by Mel Cash the originator of the BTEC level 5 accredited course in Soft Tissue Therapy.
Who can I help with STT?
As a Therapist you can help friends and family, go self employed or work for a private company. You can improve a lot of peoples muscle and joint pain by listening to the history of their issues, assessing their movements and, together, realising a plan to improve their situation. As a Soft Tissue Therapist, in the 21st century, hands on treatment only forms one part of the treatment. Understanding the persons’ particular lifestyle issues can assist in identifying the root cause of the problem. This is part of the Biopsychosocial approach of therapy.
Who can I treat?
You can study further and treat and specialise in populations that interest you. If you are a cyclist you could go on to be a Soigneur (Team Soft Tissue Therapist for Road Cycling Squads) or you could work within a multidsciplinary clinic of Doctors, Physiotherapists, Psychologists and other allied healthcare professionals. You could be involved in a specific sport or team. Or you could specialise in the treatment of particular diseases, adults, pediatrics or baby massage. You could go on to specialise in Equine and Canine Therapy. With the ISRM BTEC level 5 Professional qualification the world of therapy opens up for you.
What could I earn?
See the ISRM explanation of earning potential ‘How_much_can_you_earn_as_a_Soft_Tissue_Therapist?.
BTEC level 5 qualification
Comparable to the first year of university level the BTEC qualification could assist you to progress to degree level in Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Sports Rehabilitation and Chiropractic. This is one of the highest qualifications available and requires dedication and work. We are here to help you every step of the way.
Who will teach me on this course?
You will be taught by Soft Tissue Therapists, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and a Performance Psychology Coach with a broad range of experiences and skill sets. They will all encourage you to be the best that you can be.
Outline of the full BTEC Diploma course delivered by TWISTT
The ISRM (Institute for Soft Tissue Therapists) BTEC Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy is delivered by The Wales Institute of Soft Tissue Therapy (TWISTT) in Rhosneigr on Anglesey. It is a part-time workshop based course held on one weekend per month over the course of approximately one year with home study required. Twelve weekend workshops, plus one Saturday for final practical exam and the Sunday for an Emergency First Aid Qualification. Full tutor support, efficient administration and call back. For optimum tutor student ratios we limit places on the course to twenty, to allow for greater individual support from tutors.
4 online written assignments, minimum 100 practice treatments required outside of workshops, 3 case studies, 1 written exam and 1 final practical exam.
Investment is £3,300.00 including course delivery, BTEC, ISRM registration, exams and assignment marking and all equipment and sundries for the workshops and a First Aid Qualification and equates to approximately £300.00 per weekend. You will need to fund your own living and travel expenses. To secure a place on the course we require a non-refundable deposit of £350.00 followed by £1,475.00 14 days prior to start of your course and then a final payment of £1,475.00 by workshop 3 of the course. Other ways to pay are available. Please see more information under courses.
“I highly recommend Zac as an instructor; I was one of his students on the RAF LSSM Sports & Remedial Massage Diploma course Feb 2014-Feb 2015. I had no previous background in sports therapy and initially felt overwhelmed with information overload. Zac’s lessons really helped me focus; he’s full of knowledge and experience, but shares it at a good pace by being receptive to his audience. Zac is engaging and his lessons were always fun and informative”
“I first met Zac in 2011 with an interest in pursuing a career in soft tissue therapy. Zac, always willing to help and educate, invited me to shadow a treatment and then spoke extensively about careers is this field. He was my lead tutor at the LSSM North Wales School where his lecture style was very engaging.”
“Zac is an engaging teacher, full of enthusiasm and able to communicate the relevant issues to all his students. He is constantly pushing himself, studying to keep up to date. Since being taught by Zac, I follow his posts on several sites, and see all the work that he still puts into teaching and learning. As he says ‘Never stop learning’.”